BBC Two brings together a major season on education, focusing on our schools, the tough choices parents have to make and whether we could all do better.
Programmes in the season
The Big School Lottery is a revelatory year-long journey following children, parents, schools and Birmingham Education Authority through the process of selecting a child's secondary school.
Take an exclusive look inside one of England's most prestigious preparatory schools from the point of view of three young boys who are starting boarding school for the first time.
Gareth turns educator for one term. His mission is to re-engage boys who aren't fulfilling their potential at school and who, like many across Britain, lag behind their female peers.
Toby Young feels the educational choices available for his children are so limited that he has decided to set up his own, parent-run, state secondary school.
John Humphrys examines why the attainment gap between advantaged and disadvantaged pupils has stubbornly refused to narrow.
About the season
School Season - a major season focusing on education, on BBC Two.
Education BBC News Feature
School information on the BBC
School information on the web
- Directgov Schools (www.direct.gov.uk)
- Northern Ireland Executive Department of Education (www.deni.gov.uk)
- Learning Directorate of Scottish Government (www.scotland.gov.uk)
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